Light Legs Compression Tights 101: Everything You Need to Know
Tired and aching legs can occur at any time in our lives, whatever our job and whether we have an active lifestyle or not. It’s important to know how our Scholl Light Legs™ compression tights can reenergise your legs and allow you to be more active for longer. The name might not sound glamorous, but they have the outward appearance of regular tights while providing a brilliant benefit to your legs which make them a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Whether you decide to wear them to work or you are looking for additional health support, find out all the information you need in our Light Legs™ Compression Tights 101 guide.
How do compression tights work?
If you sit or stand for too long, whether that’s at work or on a long-haul flight, the lack of movement in your legs can cause blood to pool around the ankles instead of circulating around the body. Compression hosiery is designed to apply pressure to the veins and muscles in your lower legs, with the pressure gradually lowering as it goes up the leg. Our Fibre Firm™ technology provides gradual compression from the ankle all the way up the leg (10 mmHg at the ankle, 5 mmHg at the calf and 3.5 mmHg at the thigh). This constant pressure supports the movement of your calf muscle and the veins and valves within, which encourages blood flow and circulation to other parts of the body, therefore, reducing swelling and pain the lower legs might experience.